Oh My Peas

May 2, 2011

Ahhhh what started as an organized day has turned into chaos after two back-2-back GH calls and 50 other things that popped up. And I have interviews to do at the bakery in just 30 minutes. Don’t know if I’m going to be able to bike there anymore…

My noon-time Body Pump class was great. The Monday class, taught by Chris, has turned into a “Pump Challenge” class – I guess because it’s so much harder than regular pump! Perhaps it strays too much from the official class. I still love it though, and it’s my favorite class because it’s hard and Chris is awesome.

I came home and whipped up a pea hummus inspired by Whole Living Magazine!

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It’s incredibly delicious!!

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Lavender Pea Hummus

  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed in a colander
  • 2 tbsp tahini (or I bet almond butter would be good too!)
  • 1 handful torn cilantro (other herbs would be good too – or spinach – or leave it out)
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Gold crunchies (or 1 clove, if you like garlic breath :) )
  • 1 heaping tbsp dried lavender buds (from Whole Foods bulk bins)

Put in vitamix or food processor and blend. YUM!

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I had a pile of dippers – carrots, broc, peppers and chips

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And on the side – a salad made from yesterday’s beets, honey crunch peanuts, and avocado dressed in olive oil and honey.

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An amazingly healthy + fantastic lunch!

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Word on the street is that our new recycled glass countertops were installed this morning. And we’re also out of printer paper – grrrr!!

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1 Allie May 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Yum! I’ve never heard of pea hummus but I have heard of putting peas in guac! Sounds like a great idea. You inspired me to make beets today and they turned out so well!

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2 Krissy @ Shiawase Life May 2, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Cannot wait to see the counters!!!!

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3 Chelsea May 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Those chips are aaammaazziinngg!

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4 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 2, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I love how GREEN the pea hummus is — so beautiful (and I hate peas!)

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5 Marina May 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Love your lunch! Hummus and fresh veggies make such a great snack plate, so fun to eat :)

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6 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin May 2, 2011 at 2:10 pm

That looks absolutely delicious Kath!!

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7 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 2, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I love quickie dips like this! Perfect for afternoon snacks. I hope you have a great afternoon!

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8 Estela @ Weekly Bite May 2, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Love the color of the hummus :)

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9 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) May 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Pea hummus! Maybe that’ll be the recipe that makes me like peas…
Have a good afternoon :)

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10 Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East May 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I have never tried pea hummus! Sounds delicious!

Cant wait to see those countertops!

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11 Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Pea Hummus- how creative. I bet it tastes just as good as it looks!

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12 Jess (Sweet Potato) May 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Pea hummus with lavendar?! That sounds so different and interesting. Pretty sure I will never be able to find lavendar buds in my area though :(

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13 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 2, 2011 at 2:20 pm

That is quite the green hummus! Whoa!

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14 SquatLikeALady May 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Ooooh pea hummus looks divine! Must get a food processor. Gah!

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15 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 2, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Your hummus looks lovely Kath!! I love all the pops of colour in these photos. I’ve been adoring my food processor lately – until then, I’d been making hummus in my blender which took forever and I could never avoid the problem of getting bits stuck in the bottom. Lavender buds are something I’ve never seen before, nor have I thought to put them in recipes. Do they really affect the taste?

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16 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 5:15 pm

YES – the lavender is what makes it!

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17 Hope May 2, 2011 at 2:26 pm

When I first looked at the picture, I thought it was guacamole made with part avocado and part peas but wow, pea hummus! That is awesome! I love how vibrant the color is! Looks tasty! :)

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18 Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm

The pea hummus sounds great!! I love anything I can make in my food processor :)

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19 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] May 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm

lovin’ all the green edibles!

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20 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me May 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I’ve been seeing peas around a lot lately. I also saw pea guacamole. I’m intrigued by it all!

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21 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Such a pretty color on the hummus! And the lavendar is a fantastic idea – very spring-like.

I’ve done it before with edamame and a little wasabi – sooo good!

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22 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Kath that hummus looks STELLAR!

I love that you used peas and not chickpeas…my body deals with peas much better than beans. haha

Love the use of lavender, too. WOW, I bet the flavor rocks!

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23 Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 2, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I have to try that hummus is looks so amazing! It’s very creative to process peas into a hummus, I never thought of it! And I also love anything with cilantro :)

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24 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Pea hummus sounds awesome! I’ve been on such a pea kick lately after I found tons of them in the freezer. So good!!

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25 Allie May 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Oh I wanted to share with you that if your hands get stained from red beets, spray them with Windex! It takes the color right out. This also works with counter tops, etc.

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26 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Or Shaklee, right!? :)

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27 Becky May 2, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Yes, the Shaklee Basic-H works awesome for that! And no worries about ammonia on your skin.

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28 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) May 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Wow I never thought of making pea hummus before. I have frozen peas and split peas so I am definitely going to make this.

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29 Chelsea May 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Yummy hummus! I will be book marking this one! I need to try it asap. Love the nice green lunch!!

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30 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing May 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Pea hummus…yes please. Can’t wait to see the countertops — they sound awesome!

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31 Mary @ Bites and Bliss May 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I’ve never seen that before!! it kind of looks like it’d taste like a sweet form of guac.

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32 Baking Books May 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I had no idea you could do a chick-pea-less hummus…is it still as creamy? That’s my fave part of hummus. And no oil either? Interesting. I’d need some peas though…and tahini. I have plenty of nut butter to use though!

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33 Danielle @ weightsandmeasures May 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Pea hummus!? Sounds perfect! I am actually really jazzed to see the countertops. And, what if I do like having garlic breath?

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34 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Then add garlic!

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35 Natalia - a side of simple May 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm

All your talk of Bodypump is really making me want to try it! Hmm..which to try first: sunflower butter or bodypump? ;)

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36 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Sunflower butter!!

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37 Elizabeth, blogger for SunButter May 3, 2011 at 9:48 am

Hi Natalia,
Gotta (respectfully!) disagree with Kath. Even though I blog for the SunButter brand of sunflower butter, I say do the bodypump first (love the barbell class at my club!). THEN do sunflower butter — great protein after a great workout. I’m kinda kidding, but sincere on this: Enjoy BOTH!

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38 KathEats May 3, 2011 at 9:51 am

Hey Elizabeth – I do intend on getting some sunbutter when I’m out of my Trader Joe’s!

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39 Marisa @ Loser for Life May 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm

That IS a fantastic and healthy lunch, Kath! YUM!

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40 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I love hummuses that step outside the box a little! Your photos are so vibrant today!

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41 Katie May 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I saw that hummus recipe and thought about making it. I love that you added lavender!

Have you had Garden of Eatin’ chips? I am OBSESSED. We have been buying Red Hot Blues every week, and I just discovered the guac-a-mole chips yesterday – to die for!

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42 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Yes – LOVE them

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43 Ellie@fitforthesoul May 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Niiice! so excited to see the new updates Kath. eeeeek!

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44 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather May 2, 2011 at 3:23 pm

That pea hummus sounds so good! I absolutely love peas.

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45 Mama Pea May 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Oh my peas is right! And on my b-day…so sweet :)

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46 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm

OMG – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was SO in your honor!!!!!!!

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47 Namaste Gurl May 2, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Mmmmm, how delicious does that pea hummus look and sound. Never tried hummus made with peas!

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48 Christine (The Raw Project) May 2, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Gorgeous lunch! And can’t wait to see the counter tops!

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49 Jesse May 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm

pea hummus, sounds wonderful. i’d love to try this and mix in some chick peas for extra protein. yummy!

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50 AShley May 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Ahh, the counters are going to be awesome! The pea hummus sounds great! I love pretty food!

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51 Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm

oooh how did the lavender make it taste? Was it subtle?

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52 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Delicious and no :)

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53 Jen May 2, 2011 at 4:18 pm

How do you make every meal look and sound so delicious?! A few minutes ago I was craving some really not good for you food for dinner and then I logged on and read this post, now that not so good for me food doesn’t sound good anymore!!! Thanks ;)

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54 Tara May 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I love the photo updates on your FB GH page. The oven construction makes me feel stressed just looking at it from a distance! Your store is going to be SO cute though.

When you guys get a chance for a breather – you need to drive down to Williamsburg and check out The Cheese Shop on Duke of Glouchester St. I worked there for two years in college and seriously – they have the best sandwiches in the entire world. I recommend the veggie and the proscutto & provolone. With extra House dressing on the side. Just for “research”, you know. ;)

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55 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Someday when we get a vacation :)

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56 Becky May 2, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Yes, so DELICOUS!! Great place.

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57 Alexa @ Simple Eats May 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Oooh I love the idea of pea hummus! Sounds fabulous!

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58 kaila @ healthy helper! May 2, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I love that you guys are sparing no expense to make the bakery green/eco-friendly! That is awesome!

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59 Courtney May 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm

That is such a creative recipe, and so fresh looking, too! :D

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60 Sarah Mears May 2, 2011 at 5:15 pm

You read my mind with this post. Just pulled a bag of lonely peas out of the freezer and said, “Hm, what should I do with you little green inklings?” Just whirled them away in the foodie processor. Thanks for the lightbulb switch!

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61 Erica May 2, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Good luck with all the to dos Kath! I’m so excited for you guys- your GH is SO close to opening!! The pea hummus sounds yummy. I’ve made pea guacamole and pea pesto before, so I know I’d love this. Hooray for a great pump class! I’m still trying to kick my classes butts at 7 months preggers…I am hoping to make it until my due date ;)

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62 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 2, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I made pea hummus once, but I didn’t put any kind of fat- tahini or nut butter- in, so it wasn’t very good at all! I will definitely try this version :)

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63 Claire @ The Lazy Alchemist May 2, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Hmmm. Pea hummus. Who’da thunk? I should definitely try it out!

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64 Katie May 2, 2011 at 5:57 pm

this pea hummus looks so good! Never heard of it, but I want it!

How fun, Mama Pea’s birthday and you had some pea hummus ; )

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65 Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) May 2, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Pea hummus…that sounds so good! I’ve made baby lima bean hummus before and it was superb. The key is the baby limas and just a smidgen of avocado. :D

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66 Alison @ Hospitality Haven May 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm

That looks SO good! Pea hummus – what an interesting idea! :)

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67 Molly May 2, 2011 at 6:47 pm

What an interesting hummus idea! I have all ingredients on hand to whipe some of that version up!

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68 Hannah May 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm

What a fantastic hummus! I just restocked my tahini stash, so might make this tonight!

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69 Ashley @ Feeding Ashley May 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm

recycled glass countertops? That sounds amazing.

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70 Hilary May 2, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Oooh….looks yummy! That hummus looks delicious and so verdant for spring. :)

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71 Christine May 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Someone needs to show this to Mama Pea!

This looks really good- I would have never thought of using peas for fear of it being a little too mushy, but the consistency looks great.

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72 lynn @ the actor's diet May 2, 2011 at 9:27 pm

i recently made edamame hummus (edamammus) and i thoroughly enjoyed it. i bet i’d love this too.

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73 khushboo May 2, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Eat greens to stay lean! Love how green and vivacious your lunch loooks!

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74 Lenna May 3, 2011 at 2:18 am

The hummus looks delicious and I love its colour! I´ll try it tomorrow, can´t wait for the result:)

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75 Kelly (meatlesswithaman.blogspot.com) May 3, 2011 at 8:30 am

I’ve seen recipes (recipeas?) for guacamole that uses avocado + peas but haven’t tried it yet. This pea hummus looks yummy. Your title cracked me up, I love when Sarah says “oh my peas” it’s so funny!

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